Bicycling in West Virginia

Announcing CRC's Appalachian Spring Spectacular
Sunday, May 3, 2015

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CRC's premier event has a thirty-seven year heritage and will be held this year on Sunday, May 3rd in Morgantown. Offering four different routes, this event has something for everyone. The easiest ride, 25 miles long, follows the winding Monongahela River on the Mon River Trail South toward Opekiska and back. The second route, a 25 mile road ride, takes riders to Mount Morris, PA before returning to Morgantown. The third route, a 45 mile road ride, goes to Kirby, PA and returns via Fort Martin Road. The fourth route, which is 60 miles long, goes to Waynesburg, PA and also returns via Fort Martin Road. All routes are reasonably hilly and suitable for moderately fit cyclists.

Registration will begin at 8:00 AM, and all rides will start at 9:00 AM from the Wharf Street Parking Garage, 61 Wharf Street, Morgantown, WV. The $10.00 event fee includes coffee and snacks at the start, a map and cue sheet, SAG wagon, and refreshments near each ride's midpoint. All riders must sign a waiver prior to, and wear helmets during, the rides. The Morgantown Police will provide an escort to lead the road riders out of Morgantown.

Please download the Registration Form prior to the event.

After the ride, participants are encouraged to gather at the Mountain State Brewing Company, 54 Clay Street, a short distance from the Wharf Street Parking Garage.

For the more ambitious, a Bonus Ride will be held on Saturday, May 2nd. This ride begins at 9:00 AM at the Morgantown Courthouse Square. Bonus Ride participants will travel at a moderate tempo for 70-85 miles with 7,000 feet of climbing. Please note that the Bonus Ride is free of charge, without the amenities of the Sunday ride, and requires all participants to sign a waiver and wear a helmet.


Contact us at for questions regarding the Appalachian Spring Spectacular Bicycle Ride or Saturday Bonus Ride.

We promote the fun of bicycling through group rides, cycling advocacy, new-cyclist encouragement, social events, and the dissemination of safety and skills information. The Club has been active in north central West Virginia since 1979. For rail-trail bicycling, road bike riding, and mountain biking in West Virginia and beyond, Country Roads Cyclists is the Club to join!

We welcome adult cyclists and their families (beginners, old pros, casual or ambitious) for congenial bicycling activities including rides ranging from five miles to multi-day tours. Every year our members enjoy picnics and parties, as well as bicycling throughout the region. We have rides scheduled every Saturday and Sunday from March 1 to October 31. Each September we sponsor a Century Ride (100 miles). We also sometimes offer overnight trips and tours from several days to up to two weeks.

We belong to the League of American Bicyclists, International Mountain Biking Association, and several rail-trail advocacy groups. We coordinate our activities with other area bicycling clubs. Members receive our newsletter, published five or six times a year, which features our ride schedule as well as Club and area news.

Club Officers: President: Kelly Williams; VP/Ride Captain: Bruce Felde; Secretary/Treasurer: Mary Small

Club News:See what is happening with the Club. Read about it in the Newsletter.

Ride Schedule:Please check out the current Ride Schedule for details on our upcoming rides.

Other Rides: For organized rides in this part of the country, try the Regional Rides links.